Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Dr. Marcos Montagnini

The University of Michigan Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, led by Director Marcos Montagnini, MD, FACP, is a one-year program that promotes excellence in palliative medicine education. The program offers a wide variety of clinical rotations, educational experiences, and research opportunities in the field. Trainees work with highly qualified, interdisciplinary faculty to prepare for a career in palliative care medicine with emphasis in clinical practice. Fellows will be eligible to obtain board certification in hospice and palliative medicine at the completion of their training. We offer three positions per year, in addition to a new pediatric HPM position.

The curriculum is innovative and comprehensive, and strongly emphasizes all of the following educational domains:

  • The hospice and palliative approach to care
  • Death and dying
  • Psychosocial and spiritual support
  • Bereavement support for the family
  • Pain assessment and management in cancer and non-cancer patients
  • Assessment and management of non-pain symptoms
  • Medical co-morbidities and complications with life-threatening diseases
  • Optimizing function as it pertains to quality of life
  • Communication
  • Ethical and legal decision making
  • Quality improvement and research methodology in populations with advanced illnesses

Fellowship Rotations

Conferences

2nd & 3rd Year Fellowship Opportunities, Additional Training

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Our Alumni

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